Along with the new XMG NEO 15 (E22), XMG offers an optional external liquid cooling system for laptops that significantly expands the cooling resources and promises quieter and ultimately faster operation at lower temperatures – throwing aside the physical limitations of conventional laptop cooling systems.
XMG OASIS: External all-in-one liquid cooling for the XMG NEO 15 (E22)
With the OASIS, XMG offers enthusiasts extensive cooling potential. The additional cooling resources are intended to make the laptops run significantly quieter, cooler and ultimately faster. At the market launch, XMG is initially only offering the external liquid cooling as an add-on for the new NEO 15 (E22), but plans to expand the option to other models in the future via a standardised connection. This approach is based on the principle that compatible laptops are prepared for the use with OASIS, but its use is an enhancement and not a prerequisite for the operation of the mobile device.
In a compact 186 x 203 x 75 millimetre chassis, XMG utilises the familiar AIO concept by combining a 120 mm radiator with fan, pump and liquid reservoir. This means that the OASIS can also be carried in a backpack if necessary, so that the additional cooling power isn’t limited to a single location. The weight is correspondingly low: Including the cooling liquid, the cooling system weighs 1.39 kilograms, with a dry weight of 1.18 kilograms. To completely fill the entire system (cooling unit and laptop), about 230 millilitres of cooling liquid is required. The chassis itself comes in an elegant stealth design, with software-adjustable RGB lighting elements to add some colour if desired.
Modular concept, easy set-up
Before setting up, the external AIO cooling must first be filled with cooling liquid (part of the supplied accessories) via a funnel. This also allows refilling at a later time. A self-locking quick-release connector with hoses for the inlet and outlet quickly connects the liquid cooling system to the laptop – and disconnects just as easily if the NEO 15 is to be taken along on its own.
The liquid cooling system is driven by the laptop power supply, with communication between the two devices taken care of via Bluetooth – paired through the XMG Control Centre. In this way, all USB ports on the laptop remain free. Afterwards, not only is intelligent, temperature-dependent control of the fan and pump speed available: as soon as the XMG NEO 15 registers the additional resources of the external unit, the fans in the laptop automatically switch to a flat fan curve profile which has been configured specifically for this setup and quiet operation even under full load. The resulting significant increase in cooling performance opens up a lot of headroom for individual system tuning.
What does the XMG OASIS achieve?
XMG demonstrates the performance potential of the XMG OASIS with its own series of measurements. The current prototype of the external liquid cooling was operated on the pre-production model of an XMG NEO 15 (E22) with Core i7-12700H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in the overboost performance profile. The result: By using the XMG OASIS, the temperatures of the processor and graphics card drop by around 20°C, while at the same time the laptop’s fans only operate at up to 50 percent of their maximum speed. Even under very demanding gaming or rendering loads, the laptop’s operating noise level does not exceed 38 dB(A) (own measurement from a distance of 25 centimetres).
The temperature reduction of course also has a positive effect on the laptop’s performance – however, XMG will only be able to provide further benchmarks after Intel’s embargo on the 12th generation Core processors expires.
Buy XMG OASIS
You can buy the XMG OASIS in our partner shop bestware.com alongside the sales start of the XMG NEO 15 (E22) from the end of January, delivery is expected from mid-February.
For more information on the XMG OASIS, check out our short teaser video or the more detailed video on unboxing, setup and usage. Subscribe to the newsletter of our partner shop bestware.com to receive exciting deals as well as news about the XMG OASIS, the new XMG NEO 15 (E22) and other upcoming XMG products (did someone say FUSION?). It’s also always worth taking a look at our launch thread on Reddit, where we provide a lot of additional details. If you would like to help XMG to further develop this product category, please take a few minutes to fill out our survey.